The Virago Book of Wanderlust and Dreams

The Virago Book of Wanderlust and Dreams

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This collection of women's writing about travel spans over 400 years, five continents, and a variety of characters from cross-dressers to armchair travellers. The authors include: Angela Carter, Jung Chang, Karen Blixen, Marsha Hunt, Bernice Rubens, Harriet Wilson, Beryl Markham, and Dorothy more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 162 x 245mm | 766g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 186049417X
  • 9781860494178

Review Text

'When you flirt with another, you are courting: when you flirt with life you are courting danger' is the premise at the heart of this anthology of female travel, be it through time, space, the heart, or the imagination. Between these pages are armchair travellers and cross-dressers; those who wind their way across Africa and others who get no further than the local bus route; angry young women who jack in secretarial posts and lecherous bosses; and those who abandon lifetimes of hard labour in search of better things. De Teran shines a torch on womankind's longing for the great escape through writers as diverse as Angela Carter, Dorothy Parker, Shena Mackay, Zora Neale Hurston and Dona Catalina de Erauso - believe it or not, a 17th-century serial-killing nun. A treasure-trove for travellers everywhere. (Kirkus UK)show more
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